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35 Million More Hangers Recycled in 2015!

2015 will see more than 35 million fewer hangers making their way to landfills thanks to cleaners participating in the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute's "DLI Cleaners Care Hanger Recycling Program." The new program spans the globe and asks DLI members to recycle hangers to reduce waste and save money.



We know that many drycleaners already recycle hangers to reduce their operational costs. It just makes good business sense to do so. Now we're asking cleaners to track the number of hangers they recycle and report it as part of the program. By tracking these recycling efforts we can report how DLI member drycleaners contribute to a greener planet.



Join Us -- You Can Make A Difference!


Enter your member number under the member log-in and go to the DLI Cleaners Care page under members only to help support the hanger recycling program.  We will add the totals together and give periodic updates, and will send updated press kits for your use in the local area.


All members who join the cause will receive:

  • Electronic Press Release Information for use locally
  • Customizable Facebook and webpage materials for your use
  • National Recognition
  • Listing on the DLI Cleaners Care Website
  • Special Posters, Hanger tags, and call office display materials in digital format
  • Special marketing assistance and guidance to maximize your PR exposure
  • Special Logos/Material to use in ordering customized hanger caddies

    The DLI Cleaners Care Recycling Pledge

    By agreeing to join this effort, you are demonstrating to your customers your commitment to the environment. As a member of the program you will:


    • Recycle and Reuse as many hangers as possible
    • Send all unusable hangers to a recycling agent when able
    • Provide DLI with your best estimate of the number of recycled hangers
    • Maintain DLI Membership while using materials provided
    • Use the materials available to the best of your ability

    "DLI Cleaners Care" -- that is not just a slogan, but a promise. DLI cares about the integrity and well being of our members and the industry and we thank you for participating on this program and we look forward to working together on other public service campaigns.

    Raising the Bar
    The DLI Cleaners Care Hanger Recycling Program launched in 2012, when drycleaners helped reduce steel hanger waste by 25 million hangers or 750 tons of steel. In 2013 the number grew to 30 million hangers or 900 tons of steel. In 2014 members reduced, reused, and recycled 35 million hangers and in 2015, will keep 35 million more out of landfills. That's 125 million hangers total over the life of the program!